Innovative methods involve residents in flood research

Interdisciplinary research requires innovative methods and researchers from the Rural Economy and Land Use programme have developed some fascinating new approaches.  The Understanding Environmental Knowledge Controversies team from Newcastle, Durham, East Anglia and Oxford has won a Relu Award for best example of innovative methodology for their project which brought together scientists and residents to investigate problems of flooding in Ryedale and Uckfield.  The Award was presented at Relu’s Who Should Run the Countryside? conference after an “X Factor” style vote by delegates.

published on: 17th November 2011